Rye Neck Middle School students are promoting unity and respect among their peers through their work on a “Diversity Quilt” as part of the schoolwide No Place for Hate program.

Each student used a 4”x4” piece of fabric to draw a picture, containing words and images, that best described their personal story before the individual pieces were connected to form a larger piece.

“The quilt represents each student bringing a part of themselves to our school and the pieces come together to form our middle school community,” Principal Eric Lutinski said.

This is Rye Neck Middle School’s fourth year participating in the Anti-Defamation League’s No Place for Hate program, which is designed to create an inclusive and tolerant school community by empowering students to reduce bullying.